Re: Colony update here in Pa
did you go verify that they had no pollen. I've had this happen to a few hives the last couple of years. In one case the symptons showed up as diarea and the bees just kept leaving the hive. In the other cases they kept raising brood long after they should have and used up all there pollen, then there bodies reserves, then they left the hives(looks like ccd) but isn't. in all the cases when I pulled the frames, there was no pollen left in any frame, and it happened right about this time of year. from your post above you started feeding in oct. did they /had they stoped rearing brood? if they keep rearing brood they will eat up the pollen feeding the brood.
Originally Posted by delber
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